smartChord V10.2.2

▶ New video gives an overview of the Song Writer, which makes writing songs a breeze for everyone


✔ New online documentation


✔ Internet song search
◾ New ‘Close’ button in preview screen will show the originally loaded web page
◾ Improved error handling


? Song Writer: Fixes move and delete chords
? Set list: Crashed on older devices (Android 4.x)
✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Francisco José Vela Roncero, Jonathan Olson, Joshua C Mcgough and Leandro de Oliveira for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.2.1

✔ Notepad: Rename audio recordings
? Songbook: YouTube search didn’t work since last update
? Songbook: Transpose preserves the spacing between chords
? Drum Machine: Workaround for an Android bug on older devices (out of memory error)
✔ Other improvements and fixes
❀ Special thanks to Alain Texier, Carsten Bleisch, Scott Noroozi, Thomas Karstens and Thorsten S. for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.2

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Song Writer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

◾ Player to automatically play song chords
▫ Set the beats per minute (BPM) for a song. It will influence the duration of the played chord
▫ Set the time signature for a song. It will also influence the duration of the played chord

◾ Possibility to set the duration of chords and rests within a bar. It allows using variations of rhythm patterns like syncopes

◾ Add or replace a chord by entering the name of the new chord

◾ Possibility to change the instrument and tuning for the song (the tuning is used to build the chords and thus the sound)

✔ Circle of Fifths and Scale-Circle: Piano is playable

✔ Set list: PDF and image screens got wake lock to keep the device awake and prevent it from falling asleep

✔ Scale: Unusable scale patterns removed

? Internet song search: Problem to detect the songs on older devices
? Scale Name and Key Identifier: Notes are scrollable now and visible by a tooltip
? Fingering favorites for custom chords couldn’t be deleted

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Carsten Bleisch, Diego Bazan, GodZoo, Howard Rosario, John Mc Innes, Jonathan Olson, Markus Weber-Frede and Stefan Heinze for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.1

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Song Writer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


◾ Option to display and use the diatonic chords of the selected scale as a complement to the circle of fifths
◾ Option to show the chord charts in the gallery
◾ Option to show the scale on the fretboard
◾ Long click on a chord chart in the gallery opens a menu to e.g. show the chord details or replace the fingering
◾ Menu item to open the Scale screen
◾ Menu item to show the fingerings for the chords of the song on a dedicated screen
◾ Split chord to create multiple chords in a bar
❗❗ It’s not fully featured at the moment, but worth checking out
❗❗ The same applies to the documentation. It’s under construction: https://smartchord.de/s-mart-song-writer/
❗❗ The pre-release version is limited to subscribers and UNLIMITED customers for the time being

✔ Piano view: Multiple options to determine which note names are displayed: None, All, Active, Scale

✔ Song search: Prevents redirection from ultimate-guitar to the Google Play Store

✔ Fretboard trainer:
◾ New option to hide fret numbers
◾ Larger fingerboard for ease of input on small screens

? Set list: Reordering of set lists with duplicate entries
✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Andy Witmyer, Gerrit Horeis, Jonathan Olson, Pavel Studecký and Rob Schoonhoven for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V10.0

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Song Writer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

◾ The new ‘Song Writer’ makes it uniquely easy to write and arrange songs. The Song Writer helps you to find the chords that sound good together and write lyrics with the right words

◾ See the comprehensive online documentation

◾ It is the best example of how the various smartChord tools work together:
▫ The ultimate chord library provides the chords and fingerings for any instrument
▫ The scale tools offer with several hundred scales an almost inexhaustible fund of inspiration and show which chords harmonize best
▫ The Circle of Fifths presents the different keys and their corresponding chords in a familiar and reliable way
▫ The Scale-circle transforms the concept of the circle of fifths to several hundred other scales
▫ The Song Analyzer analyzes and provides the chord progressions of any song
▫ The Key Finder provides the key and any deviating chords
▫ The Lyrics Pad with its word finder helps to find the right words
▫ The piano and/or fretboard provides melodies, basslines or solos
▫ The Songbook and the Set-list keep the songs ready for use on stage or in the rehearsal room
❗❗ It’s not fully featured at the moment, but worth checking out
❗❗ The same applies to the documentation. It’s under construction
❗❗ The pre-release version is limited to subscribers and UNLIMITED customers for the time being

✔ Subscriptions are available again! Either annually or quarterly
✔ Circle of Fifths and scale-circle: Option to show the key’s accidentals or just the selected chord’s accidentals
✔ New themes: Waikawa Dark + Waikawa Light

? Chord: Lists all chord types again, that are in principle playable with the number of strings
? Set List: New Library with incompatibilities to old Android versions produced crash
? Translations

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Jake Garrett, Rob D. Schaefer, Sergei Nikiforov and Vladimir Morozov for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.9.1

✔ Themes: Colors of toggle buttons have been changed for more contrast

? Songbook: Analyze song with the Song Analyzer

? Circle of Fifths and Scale-Circle: Signs weren’t complete for some scales

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Anthony Steele-Perkins, Carsten Bleisch, Nathan Tacsik, Rob D. Schaefer, Sergei Nikiforov and Thomas Daniel for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.9

✔ Circle of Fifths and scale-circle:
▫ New piano setting to mark the keys belonging to the scale with its note name
▫ Option to allow/disallow the rotation of the circle to switch the key
▫ Option to keep the display active even without touching it
▫ Improved sound

✔ Piano: New positions for the notes to make them visible even if when the key is pressed

✔ Themes:
▫ Colors of toggle buttons have been changed for more contrast
▫ Color of the menus in the color of the theme

? Scales: Root is now shown with different color again if no color scheme is selected
? Circle of Fifths and scale-circle: ‘Show chords’ screen produced the same sound for all chords

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Konstantin Paus, Mick Malkemus, Ronald Jonnes, Sean Avis, Sergei Nikiforov, Thomas Daniel and Zach Simmons for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.8

✔ Custom color scheme:
▫ You can create your own color scheme
▫ Define the color for each degree or note. The color of the text can also be adjusted
▫ Whether the color is bound to the degree or the note is determined by the general appearance setting ‘Color scheme binding’
▫ The color scheme is used in:
◾ Chord diagrams
◾ Circle of fifths
◾ Fretboard representations
◾ Piano
◾ Scale-circle

✔ Predefined color schemes:
▫ 10 new color schemes
▫ Some text colors have been changed for more contrast

✔ Scale-circle: Option to limit the scales to the church modes

? Problems in lookup audio files on Android 13

? Support for MIDI devices that do not meet the specification

✔ Other improvements and fixes

❀ Special thanks to Guy Togbenou, Jesper Clausen, Konstantin Paus, Lari Natri, Mat Botica, Mike Marshall and Roy Young, Sergio Tamburini for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.7.1

✔ Android 13 compatibility


✔ Set-List-Link: Permission for ‘Location’ was needed for WifiDirect, but isn’t needed in Android 13 anymore


✔ Lyrics pad: Ability to search for ‘Meaning like’


▶ Our video shows the use of the Lyrics pad: https://youtu.be/IwCTPSkHzqc


? Lyrics pad: Correct handling of spaces in the Word-finder


? Tips: Checkbox to deactivate tips wasn’t visible anymore


? Circle of fifth: Wrong text color if setting ‘Color scheme binding’ was active


✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Bill Liddell, Carsten Bruns, Fred Worm, Lothar Email and Piet Thecrank for their contribution to this version

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s.mart Lyrics Pad

s.mart Lyrics Pad is an inspiring tool for poets, rappers, lyricists, and songwriters. It allows you to keep track of your ideas and provides a Word-Finder to help you find the right words. Whether you’re looking for a rhyme, synonym, antonym, or a word with a specific meaning, beginning, or end, the Word Finder has you covered. It supports English and Spanish and has databases with millions of words for these languages. You can also use keywords to organize your text.

  • For your effective work the search results are sorted by their rating and the number of syllables sorted.
  • Unfortunately, the Word Finder supports only English and Spanish. However, word databases with several million words are available for these languages.
  • You can use keywords to better structure the text.
  • Adjectives
  • Antonyms
  • Consonant match
  • Homophones
  • Kind of
  • Part of
  • Meanings
  • Near rhymes
  • Nons
  • Synonyms
  • Similar sounds
  • Words by pattern
  • Rhymes

BTW – The Word-Finder is also available in the Songbook and Notepad of smartChord: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.smartchord.droid

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smartChord V9.7

✔ Fretboard trainer: New option with which you have to specify chords for any fingering


✔ Tables of contents: New option to sort the items by the part of the name after the ‘-‘. This can be useful if you build your items e. g. according to the scheme ‘title – artist’ and want to sort by artist


✔ Songbook YouTube player: Changing the playback speed also affects the scrolling speed


? Lyrics pad: Word-finding result was sometimes not visible


✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to David Sansó, Jens Martin, Manfredo Leitner, Philip A Edyvean, Richard Riley and Roland Schippmann for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.6.1

✔ Songbook:
▫ Possibility to import songs from an arbitrary folder on Android 11 and newer
▫ IP address for online tools is also visible when using large system fonts
▫ IP address also listed in the help


? Songbook editor: monospaced font


❀ Special thanks to Henk Oostrom, Max Welte and Tomasz Cichawa for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.6

⭐⭐⭐ Lyrics pad ⭐⭐⭐
▫ The new Lyrics pad is an inspiring tool for poets, rappers, lyricists and songwriters. With it you’ll easily keep all your ideas and the Word-Finder will help you with the right words. No matter if you are looking for a rhyme, a synonym, an antonym or even a word with a certain meaning or beginning or end.
▫ Unfortunately, the Word Finder supports only English and Spanish. However, word databases with several million words are available for these languages.
▫ In a pre-release version for subscribers and UNLIMITED users
▫ For your effective work the search results are sorted by their rating and the number of syllables sorted
▫ You can use keywords to better structure the text
▫ You can easily print or share your lyrics
▫ The Word-Finder allows to search for:
◾ Adjectives
◾ Antonyms
◾ Consonant match
◾ Homophones
◾ Kind of
◾ Near rhymes
◾ Nons
◾ Part of
◾ Rhymes
◾ Similar sounds
◾ Synonyms
◾ Words by pattern


✔ Songbook: The Word-Finder can be used in the song edit screen too


✔ Notepad: The Word-Finder can also be used in the notepad edit screen


✔ Translations for all languages


? Songbook: transposition of slash chords


? Improved media search with just one character


? Problems to share files via GoogleDrive when changing the folder


✔ Other improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Andrea Bazzani, Michael Taube, Rudy Gamberini and Werner Albert-Schneider for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.5

⭐ Songbook:
▫ New option to transpose a song using the capo and keep the fingerings


▫ New option to enable swipe gesture left and right to switch to the next or previous song


▫ Directives to repeat blocks:
▫ ‘Block’ directives can be used to select a special block by naming it (e.g. {verse:Verse 1})
▫ Please see https://smartchord.de/s-mart-songbook/#Repeating_blocks
▫ Song editor menu with new items to repeat blocks


▫ Dependent on the ‘Songbook ‘mode’, relevant options are disabled (e.g. ‘Show chords’ in mode ‘Just chords’)
? Updated categories were not visible in the table of contents
? Open ‘Song analyzer’ didn’t select the current song of the songbook
? To change the metronome setting it was necessary to open the songbook again


22 new light and dark themes with the following colors:
◾ Alien
◾ Coral
◾ Cornflower
◾ Gold
◾ Grey
◾ Laurel
◾ Lavender
◾ Meteorite
◾ Mushroom
◾ Mustard
◾ Royal

▫ Dedicated screen for switching between the 36 themes – including a preview


? Some buttons did not show that they were disabled


✔ Other minor improvements and fixes


❀ Special thanks to Gerrit Horeis, Luiz Fernando Laux, Luiz Marcos, Pete Koschnick and Scott Noroozi for their contribution to this version

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smartChord V9.4.1

✔ Scale fretboard screen: The fretboard range can be changed if none of the ‘Pattern’ modes is selected


? Songbook: The ‘Printout’ color scheme is used again for printing


? Missing E in C Dominant 7th scale


? With some themes, the text of slide switches was hardly or not at all readable


✔ Other minor fixes


❀ Special thanks to Christ Deva, Harry V. Boggan, Henk Oostrom, Paji Can, Paul Schoonderwoerd and Scott Noroozi for their contribution to this version

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